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G20 Seminar on Research and Innovation Collaboration held in Amritsar

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G20 Seminar on Research and Innovation Collaboration held in Amritsar


The G20 Education Working Group recently gathered at Khalsa College, Amritsar, for a seminar on ‘Strengthening Research and Promoting Innovation through Richer Collaboration’. The event, hosted by IIT Ropar under the Ministry of Education, saw delegates discussing the future of work and innovation with a focus on equitable development. Prof. Rajeev Ahuja, Director of IIT Ropar, welcomed the participants and emphasized India’s opportunity to establish itself as a global leader in research and innovation.

K. Sanjay Murthy, Secretary, Higher Education attended the event and stressed the importance of collaboration in research for achieving sustainable development. Prof. Govind Rangarajan, Director, IISC, highlighted India’s frugal innovations and the need to acknowledge and use grassroots innovation. Prof. Budaraju Srinivasa Murty, Director, IIT Hyderabad, stressed on the need of synergy between government, academia and industry to find solutions to pressing world problems.

The seminar was divided into two panels – ‘Research in Emerging and Disruptive Technologies, Industry –4.0’ and ‘Research in Sustainable Development Goals’. The discussions focused on bridging the gap between government-academia-industry linkages for designing solutions for addressing global challenges. The need for multidisciplinarity in education was also highlighted. The seminar concluded with an address from the Chief Minister of Punjab, Shri Bhagwant Mann, who emphasized the importance of education and innovation.

The seminar was followed by a multimedia exhibition featuring participation from industry, academia, and start-up initiatives, and will be open to local institutions, students, academicians, and researchers on the 16th and 17th of March. The event aimed to promote research collaboration and establish frameworks for sharing research data and outputs. G20 countries were urged to work towards establishing a common framework for the effective use of emerging and disruptive technologies to address global challenges. The event was organized as part of India’s G20 Presidency, and Punjab was chosen to host the G20 2nd Education Working Group meeting.


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